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Lessons for Scholarly Communication from The Next Wave 2016

Since taking part in ITHAKA’s The Next Wave 2016 a few weeks ago, I have been reflecting on what I heard and what it means for the libraries and publishers we work with every day. As higher education changes to meet the needs of 21st century students, libraries and publishers must also adapt. Here are just a few of the big takeaways from my perspective. We need to align behind…

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Looking at the Barriers to Access and Discovery in the Corporate Sector

Over the past year, I have developed a bit of a reputation in the publisher and publishing technology communities as the user experience “rabble-rouser.” By focusing on my own personal experience as a researcher, I have been able to call attention to the poor quality of information discovery and access workflows. Because publishers and libraries alike have invested substantially in user experience for their own platforms and websites, today it…

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Barriers to Discovery of and Access to the Scientific Literature in the Corporate Sector

The offices that provide scientific information resources in major research companies – sometimes still called libraries – seek to make these resources available as seamlessly as possible. Barriers exist both for discovery and access. Corporate information professionals also face barriers in administering these information resources. In this project, Ithaka S+R examined the degree to which these various barriers are seen …


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Join Our Team: Ithaka S+R Is Hiring

As we look to hire a new position within Libraries & Scholarly Communication, we are very interested in attracting candidates who are familiar with our work and the communities we serve. Specifically, we are seeking a program manager to lead research, consulting projects, and other collaborations focused on libraries, publishers, and academic information service providers. Working with consulting clients, community members, and funding organizations, this individual will create, develop, and…

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